Kangaroo Island In A Day Tour From Adelaide

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
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  • Duration: 1 Day
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  • Departure Time :
    06:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Adelaide Central Bus Station Franklin St, 83 Franklin St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Make the most of a day trip to Kangaroo Island on a full-day guided tour that takes in the highlights of this unspoiled natural paradise. Visit Seal Bay Conservation Park, Vivonne Bay, Flinders Chase National Park, Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch among other spots to see native animals including koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, goannas, echidnas, long-nosed fur seals and more. Travel by coach and ferry to reach Kangaroo Island for a truly exceptional Australian wildlife experience. It's the best option for a comprehensive day trip to the island from Adelaide.


  • Fully narrated tour
  • All entrance fees included
  • Lunch included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included

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After early morning pickup from your Adelaide or Glenelg hotel, meet your guide and relax aboard a comfortable air-conditioned coach on the scenic 90-minute journey over the Fleurieu peninsula to Cape Jervis. Then enjoy a 45-minute ferry ride across the Backstairs Passage to Kangaroo island where you transfer to a luxury coach for your island tour. If you choose to fly to Kangaroo island, your coach meets you at the Kingscote Airport.

Take in the scenery as you drive to Seal Bay Conservation Park where Australian sea lions sunbathe and frolic on a stunning beach. Meet a National Parks Ranger for a guided walk on the beach and get a close look at the sea lion colony.

Leave the sea lions and head to gorgeous Vivonne Bay for a delicious 2-course lunch at Vivonne Bay Bistro. Large windows and a sun deck allow you to look for critters like kangaroos and koalas in the native bush that surrounds the building.

See more wildlife after lunch when you stop at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Koalas lounge in the eucalyptus groves and echidnas, kangaroos and wallabies roam free on the large predator-free property. Then continue to the rugged southern coast of Flinders Chase National Park for a walk among the giant granite boulders called Remarkable Rocks. Snap photos of a natural rock archway named Admirals Arch, gaze over the Cape Du Couedic coastline and observe the antics of long-nosed fur seals as they play and laze about on the rocks. Throughout the day, your expert guide shares facts about the wildlife and history of the island.

After a day exploring the natural beauty of Kangaroo island, return to Penneshaw or Kingscote Airport, keeping your eyes peeled for more kangaroo and wallaby sightings. Then travel by air or ferry and coach back to Adelaide where your tour ends.


Lunch - 2-course lunch

Travel by air-conditioned coach with expert commentary by local driver/guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)

Seal Bay Guided Beach Walk

Flinders Chase National Park including the iconic Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch

Visit Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park

Entry/Admission - Seal Bay Conservation Park

Entry/Admission - Admirals Arch

Entry/Admission - Remarkable Rocks

Entry/Admission - Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park



Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Please wear comfortable walking shoes

Please bring light jacket and sun protection

Not wheelchair accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

We have always had stringent and rigorous hygiene standards, cleaning procedures and health and safety practices. During this time, we have stepped up our practices and procedures even further in accordance with the health advice to ensure we maintain these to the highest standards.

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  • 29-Nov-2022

    Our guide Dave was really kind. In the island we had a great experience. But in the transport to the ferry in the morning and back to Adelaide at night, the drivers didn't explain anything about the plans and organization. We were left at the ferry and had to suppose that someone would take us there for the visit. Back to the city, we stopped for half an hour at the road without an explanation.

  • 18-Nov-2022

    Difficult review to write.... The tour itself, 5/5 The coach to the ferry and Peter the driver 5/5 Hamish the tour guide 5/5 The Company (Sealink) 1/5 and thats generous The driver back to Adelaide 2/5 I should start by saying that storms had been forecast for several days and I foolishly made the assumption that the company would advise us if there was any chance that there might be a problem getting back. After all they do own and operate the ferry!!!!!! Despite rain we had a good trip down, ok ferry crossing and a brilliant trip around the island, seeing seals, kangaroos, Koalas and the Remarkables (they do live up to their name) and Admirals arch. Unfortunately after that it all started to go wrong.... Sealink cancelled the ferry due to bad weather and simply didn't appear to have a plan of action to deal with the stranded passengers. Some went to hotels on the island, at their own expense and we slept at the terminal. Staff at the terminal were great and Peter even brought in mattresses and blankets from home. On arrival back on the mainland, after a really rough crossing, we boarded our coach to be told that the driver had received orders from Head office that there would be no hotel drop offs, just at the bus station. This could gave been handled so much better - "I am sorry ladies and gents but because of the number of passengers and the delays we will be unable to drop you at your hotel today" same message much friendlier delivery. Overall my ansgt is with Sealink. They own the ferry, the storms had been forecast all week. The least they could have done was warn us that there was a risk of cancellation, and the consequences of that. At least we could have made our own decision as to whether we wanted to take the risk. 2ndly the weather obviously deteriated during the day, why didn't they curtail the trip and get us on an earlier ferry. My lasting view of Sealink is that their staff onthe ground are fabulous but the company as a whole don't give a damn

  • 09-Nov-2022

    Seal Island, ferry ⛴️, driver's commentary, lunch break, ops for long walks to shore and lookouts with walker.

  • 05-Nov-2022

    If you want to see the highlights of KI in one day from Adelaide, this is the only way to do it. But you are in a bus or boat seat most of the 16 hour day. Stops at Seal Beach, Flinders Chase and the wildlife park. Not enough time at the park. Driver was a bit too chatty. Great stuff to see but not easy to do in one day. Expensive too. Lunch provided but no time or place for dinner.

  • 05-Nov-2022

    Enjoyed the whole experience from bus trip to ferry ride and then all of Kangaroo Island. Highlights would be Seal Bay, and Remarkable Rocks. lunch was very enjoyable. Bus driver Scott provided a lively and entertaining commentary throughout the day. Long day but well worth it.

  • 25-Oct-2022

    Loved seeing the sealion’s all the stops were great a long but wonderful day . Coach drivers were very good pointing out all the wildlife and telling us the history of the island.

  • 09-Oct-2022

    Fabulous one day tour of Kangaroo Island - long day but well worth it. Our guide, Scott was so informative, lots of information about Kangaroo Island, it's history including first nations, the first settlers and the devasting fire in 2019. Lots of local anecdotes which made the history come to life. Lots of time on the coach but necessary as we didn't have the time to have an overnight on the island.

  • 09-Oct-2022

    The day’s expensive but when you all up all the entey costs to the various events and the transport it’s well worth the money! There’s a lot of travelling but the tour guide Scott was more than engaging and made the long spells of driving entertaining and interesting!

  • 02-Oct-2022

    A great tour and Scott (our guide) was extremely knowledgeable and informative. There was quite a bit to see and jam packed into the one day, it made for an extremely long day. Next time will look to stay a couple of days on the island instead

  • 29-Sep-2022

    This was a big day...16hours and 13.5 hours of it on a coach. By the time we got to destinations we only had 35-45mins before being rushed back in bus.... there was a lot of area to cover! 1.5-2 hours of driving between stops. I should have done a self-drive to ensure I could stay as long as I wanted. Tour good for those not wanting to or able to drive themselves.

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